Step to the forefront of promoting health and wellness in our society with PennWest’s online Doctorate in Health Science and Leadership degree. Our post-professional D.H.Sc. degree addresses the impact of an aging population and the societal shift from treating disease to promoting wellness and health.
The 48-credit terminal degree includes courses in health science, adult learning and leadership as well as the construction of an evidence-based research portfolio. The portfolio will create a community of practice through the integration of emerging professional trends in health science, exercise science, and wellness and fitness. It will focus on problem-solving and the implementation of solutions that relate to day-to-day professional practice. You will be charged with collecting and analyzing data, defending your position and presenting your work to your dissertation committee on campus.
Upon completion of the program, you will be positioned as a leader in exercise, fitness and wellness. Among other skills, you will be qualified to research and use evidence-based resources to solve problems and enact change in the fields of health science, exercise science, and wellness and fitness.
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Number of new jobs that will be created in the field of exercise science by 2022.
Average time to complete the D.H.Sc. degree.
Online, so you can continue to work as a health science professional while you earn your degree.
The first academic partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, exercise science and health care will produce top jobs at above-average pay rates through 2022. D.H.Sc. degree graduates are trained for a range of career positions with employers in Pennsylvania and nationwide, including:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.